imaginability


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i·mag·i·na·ble

 (ĭ-măj′ə-nə-bəl)
adj.
Conceivable in the imagination: imaginable exploits.

i·mag′i·na·bil′i·ty n.
i·mag′i·na·bly adv.
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With the web of meanings woven into the above matrix, Wang's latest book sets a milepost on themes like "politics and aesthetics" and "history and poetics." His earlier studies on the Chinese modern can be summarized by such thematic keywords and questions as "shaded modernity," "the imaginability of the May Fourth Movement without the Late Qing Dynasty," "how to imagine China," and "fiction in China." Additionally, in studying the aporia between "history" and "historical representation," his approach involves constant exploration of the tension between literature and history.
To make the {The} distinction as regards imaginability has been abundantly answered by Helmholz so that the mere {alleged} fact that we cannot imagine spherical space cannot be an furnish a basis for making Euclid's space {alone} an a priori form.
Lexical frequency, imaginability (concrete vs abstract words) and phrase length were not strictly controlled because the key contrast of interest in the present design compares the experimental sentences with themselves in two response conditions (left vs.
Horst Ruthrof, "On the Mode of Being of Language" (in press); "Implicit Deixis," Language Sciences 47 (2015), 107-116; "Meta-semantics and Imaginability," Language Sciences 35 (2013), 20-31; "From Kant's Monogram to Conceptual Blending," Philosophy Today 55, 2 (2011), 111-126; The Body in Language (London: Cassell, 2000; reprinted by Bloomsbury, London and New York, 2015).
In his discussion of Shooting Dogs and Hotel Rwanda, Nigel Eltringham asks about the representability and the imaginability of genocidal massacres.
In light of my previous work on the metasemantic conditions of natural language, I sum up my approach under the heading of imaginability, argued to function as nonverbal ground of human communication (Ruthrof 2011b; 2013; 2014).
A quick answer seems available to one of them: "if a thought experiment has a well-delimited cognitive intention, why worry about concrete details that obviously do not change anything in its result?" This does not seem like any tension whatsoever, since either we worry about the concrete details for the sake of the well-delimited cognitive intention (such as when we specify whether we push or let fall the body that will stop the trolley), or for rhetorical or epistemological purposes (such as when we supply details in order to facilitate something's imaginability).
Sixty-six high frequency (M = 176.05, SD = 10.5, range = 50-941), medium to high imaginability (M = 5.58, SD = .82, range = 3-6.62) and medium to high familiarity (M = 5.48, SD = .76, range = 3.28-6.71) two-syllable Spanish words were used.
Tversky and Kahneman believe that instead of reasoning, it is factors like retrievability of instances, familiarity, imaginability and exposure that influence decisions.
There is a lack of clarity about the role of imaginability (Vorstellbarkeit) in our investigation.
The availability heuristic is not only affected by the distance of the past events, but also by the imaginability of the future events.